The Heroines

Idell Marie Alexander Shaver

is honored with a Brick from Friends, Family, & the School Library Advocacy Group of Wichita

Idell Marie Alexander  Shaver

Idell Marie Alexander Shaver is being honored by her family, many friends and the School Library Advocacy Group of Wichita, Inc.

Idell, born October 29 in Chidester, Arkansas, to King and Maggie Alexander, was the first of their eight children. She was a graduate of Shorter College in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and received a Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude. She completed her Master's degree in Elementary Education, also finishing Cum Laude at Oklahoma University. Later she received her training as a Reading Specialist at Wichita State University. Her early teaching began in Eufala, Oklahoma, and continued in Wichita, Kansas, where she taught at L'Ouverture and Irving Elementary Schools, Horace Mann Middle School, and retired from Pleasant Valley Middle School in 1994. She was recognized by USD 259 as an exemplary teacher.

Idell was initiated into the Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and served in several leadership positions. The sorority recognized her as one of the"Delta Great Teachers" at their forty-fifth national convention. She was a long-time volunteer for the Wichita Music Theater and the Wichita Symphony, and she was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. During her retirement years she worked as a facilitator to carry out the goals of the Wichita State University sponsored Risk Reduction Project and served as a volunteer at the Knox Center. She was also one of the founding members of the School Library Advocacy Group of Wichita, Inc.

Idell was a true friend, a dedicated teacher, and a wonderful supporter of many good causes. We hold her dear in our hearts.